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LEARNERS GET FREE MICROSOFT WINDOWS OS FROM DEPED

The Department of Education (DepEd) has announced an early Christmas gift for public school learners as they can enjoy a free download of Microsoft Windows 11 Operating System (OS) using their DepEd learner accounts.

“We recognize the need for accessible OS as we adopted blending learning in the past two years,” Education Secretary Leonor Briones said.

“This collaboration with Microsoft Philippines will help our learners and their families in discovering more opportunities in ICT.”

“This collaboration with Microsoft Philippines will help our learners and their families in discovering more opportunities in ICT since they have a safe and legitimate OS for their gadgets,” Briones added.

The Office of the Undersecretary for Administration (OUA), through the Information and Communications Technology Service (ICTS), spearheaded the initiative in partnership with Microsoft Philippines.

Learners can access the free Windows software by logging in to their DepEd Microsoft accounts.

Learners can access the free Windows software by logging in to their DepEd Microsoft accounts and searching for their region’s webstore. Each region has its corresponding link.

Upon accessing the regional webstore, select Windows 11 for download. Windows 10 is also available for those who will not meet the system specifications needed to install Windows 11.

After selecting the operating system and clicking the add to cart button, proceed to checkout. Follow the instructions after the checkout button until the product key appears. Click the link below the product key to start the installation.

“I’d like to commend Microsoft for its support in transforming basic education in the Philippines. This initiative is a huge step in DepEd’s commitment to equip our learners with up-to-date technology that can help support blended learning and also hone their interests and skills,” Undersecretary for Administration Alain Del Pascua shared.

A free Windows OS download for teachers will be coming soon and will be announced through a separate memorandum.

The step-by-step installation process is available for download through this link: https://depedph-my.sharepoint.com/:f:/g/personal/trainer_kcatahan_deped_gov_ph/EjUjQLTMd8RIssJiIIZ3L2cBHPD6ab9E8PJ_TzHxzRB09A?e=h7HMq8.

A tutorial on the download process can be accessed through this link: https://aka.ms/DepEdDownloadWin11.

For concerns and questions regarding the Windows 11 download for learners, please contact Genesis Fernando of the ICTS-User Support Division at genesis.fernando@deped.gov.ph.

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